Problems finding keyring with GnuPGME

Igor Belyi gpgme at
Tue Apr 12 17:20:56 CEST 2005

mconahan at wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>   I created a Linux application that uses GnuPGME.  The app is started 
> by a server process, and as a result is having troubles accessing PGP 
> keyrings.  This is probably a permissions thing, as I installed GnuPG 
> as the root user; the API (GnuPGME) is probably looking for the 
> keyring at /root/.gnupg/.

GNUPGHOME env. var. can be used to point to the location of the kering.

> FYI, if I run my app as root on the command line, everything works 
> fine; however, I need to start this process with a server.
> I am currently looking at three options: 1) update the GnuPGME keyring 
> functions that I use to allow me to specify arbitrary keyrings of my 
> choice, 2) investigate what user process is running my app, and create 
> a home directory for it with keyrings and all, or 3)investigate if 
> there is some undocumented function  in GnuPGME that I can use to help 
> me specify the keyring of my choice.
> Any help/advice provided by anyone would be greatly appreciated.
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